Samuel Henne Samuel Henne "Formationen" Anahita Razmi "Swing State" Fabian Reimann "Amateur und Überflieger"
"Amateur und Überflieger"
With+ Samuel Henne* (1982), *Anahita Razmi (1981) und *Fabian Reimann (*1975), the Kunstverein Hannover presents the works of the three prize winners of the “Kunstverein Award – Atelier Scholarship Villa Minimo“ 2011-2012 in three parallel exhibitions. The focus of the representative artistic overviews is centered on the work created during the two year stay in the Kunstverein’s studio, and gives an exciting insight into the three, multi-level artistic mindsets. At the centre of Samuel Henne's photography is the constantly changing relationship between photography and sculpture. Staged objects, sculpturally arranged books or folded surfaces are translated into memorable, constructed pictures. Constantly alternating between 2D and 3D work, these photos present their reality as the construct of the medium as a show or refer to the historical role of photography in the context of expansion and interpretation of sculptural works. In Anahita Razmi's perormatively shaped photographic and filmic work, the artist, born in Hamburg to an Iranian father, picks up on the both political and social questioning in the tension between the eastern and western cultures. She does this by reennacting famous works of contemporary artists and newly interprets the works via subtle changes. By taking te works out of context, Razmi links the reenactments on various levels of reference and produces new meanings in which the work becomes readable for the modern viewer. Using various mediums, from sculptural works to photography, collages, paintings and text, Fabian Reimann deals with ambivalent and often mysterious life stories with great intensity. The diverse identities of former spies and agents from the time of the Cold War are at the centre of his artistic research projects. The fragmemts of the partly curious stories and life constructions – the camoflague as artists has, over the past few hundert years, been popular with secret agents, appear in Reimanns fragmented artistic presentation as diverse metaphors about the society in past and present times.